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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who boards, especially:
  • n. One who pays a stipulated sum in return for regular meals or for meals and lodging.
  • n. One who goes on board a vessel as part of an assault or military action: repel all boarders.
  • n. Sports A person who skis.
  • n. Sports One who rides a skateboard.
  • n. Sports One who uses a snowboard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pupil who lives at school during term time.
  • n. Someone who pays for meals and lodging in a house rather than a hotel.
  • n. A sailor attacking an enemy ship by boarding her, or one repelling such attempts by an enemy.
  • n. Someone who uses a snowboard

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has food statedly at another's table, or meals and lodgings in his house, for pay, or compensation of any kind.
  • n. One who boards a ship; one selected to board an enemy's ship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who boards.
  • n. plural On a man-of-war, the officers and men detailed to attack an enemy by boarding. They are armed with cutlases and pistols.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tenant in someone's house
  • n. a pupil who lives at school during term time
  • n. someone who forces their way aboard ship

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  • "On a man-of-war, the officers and men detailed to attack an enemy by boarding. They are armed with cutlases and pistols." --CD

    April 14, 2011